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Journal Article
Commentary

Attending to the emotional well-being of the health care workforce in a New York City health system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ripp JA, Peccoralo L, Charney D. Acad Med. 2020;95(8):1136-1139.

This commentary discusses one health system in New York City and its experiences identifying and supporting the emotional needs of its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the health system established a new Employee, Faculty, and Trainee Crisis Support Task Force which identified three priority areas for promoting and maintaining workforce well-being during the pandemic: (1) meeting basic daily needs, (2) enhancing communications for timely, reliable and reassuring messages, and (3) developing robust psychosocial and mental health support options.